Sydney, Australia, 4 July 2007—TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, is concerned by today’s announcement by Senator Abetz, Australia’s Minister for Fisheries, that 20% of Australian fisheries are overfished and/or subject to overfishing.
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Paris, France, 3 July 2007—Plants took centre stage today during the 12th meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA), currently taking place in Paris.
SBSTTA comprises government experts who provide reports and make recommendations to meetings of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).
Cambridge, UK, 29 June 2007—From 1 July 2007 all caviar sold in the UK must display labels approved by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).
Cambridge, UK, 28 June 2007 - TRACE (Technologies and Resources for Applied Conservation and Enforcement), a new non-profit organisation, has launched an initiative to promote the application of forensic science in combatting wildlife crime, in collaboaration with TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network.
The Hague, The Netherlands, 15 June 2007 – The 14th CITES Conference ended today with TRAFFIC and WWF applauding some sound conservation decisions, but ruing other missed opportunities.
The Hague, The Netherlands, 14 June 2007—African range states have come together to break an 18 year ivory impasse, a significant move that is applauded by WWF and TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network. There had been much division across Africa going into the CITES meeting.
The Hague, The Netherlands 13 June 2007—Red, pink and other coral species in the genus Corallium will be better protected from over-exploitation after CITES today adopted a proposal from the US to list Corallium in Appendix II of the Convention. Appendix II allows trade in a species under strict conditions.
The Hague, The Netherlands, 13 June 2007—Raising captive tigers for trade in tiger parts was rejected by CITES member countries today and China was urged to phase out its large-scale commercial tiger farms, a major victory for wild tiger conservation.